Elvie Dann, First Nations female Elder on Yamaji country

Birlabirri

A short artist film featuring three female elders on Yamaji Country

Menzies Australia Public Engagement Programme: Who Are You?

Online

Online world premiere of Australian vocalist Amber Evans performing Who Are You?, a poem by British writer Zsuzsanna Ardó, set to music by American composer Hayes Biggs. Followed by an online panel discussion with the artists who reflect on their collaboration and their creative piece.

Country Calling (working title)

The Wired Lab, with the Wiradjuri community and BAFTA award winning artist, Chris Watson, will present Country Calling (working title)

Truth to Power Café

Touring / Adelaide Festival Centre / Blacktown Arts / Bunjil Place Ageing Positively Festival and Melbourne Fringe Arts Festival

Participants speak passionately from the truth of their lived experience, in response to the question: ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’

Two women hugging, with the UK Australia logo in white in the top left hand corner

UK/AU Season Alumni Digital Collaboration Grants

This grant enables individuals from the UK and Australia who are alumni of British Council Australia programmes or delegations to collaborate digitally with artists/companies from the other country on international projects. This programme aims to develop exciting cultural collaborations between arts and creative practitioners, and to support long-lasting relationships between Australia and the UK.

Playable City Melbourne

Melbourne CBD

Melbourne becomes a playable city connecting music, games and fashion with public space. Inspired by the Watershed method, the program includes playful parklets, musical plants, nomadic urban play agents, pop-up street games and a three-hour augmented reality journey. Let’s play in public space again!

An image of two people looking at sheets of projected gradients, with text that reads The Cultural Leadership Exchange Initiative Hosted by Goldsmiths, University of London UK and NIDA, Australia. Logos of British Council, UK/AU Season, Australian Government Crest, NIDA and Godlsmiths are at the bottom of the image. Copyright texxt reads Image: collaborative projects between NIDA and NAISA students. 2021

The Cultural Leadership Exchange Initiative

Online

Envisioning the enterprise and entrepreneurial competencies needed for professional cultural leaders for the future – an online conversation. Curated by Goldsmiths, University of London and the National Institute of the Dramatic Arts, Sydney

Woman reading, sitting on the left side of a lounge chair on a covered verandah

Cath Drake’s ‘The Verandah’: Courageous Connections in Poetry in the 2020s

Online

A series of high quality online poetry workshops and masterclasses for emerging and established writers, plus poetry readings and talks with wide audience appeal, reflecting the issues that matter most in the 2020s.

light installation with a woman to the right staring up at it

NGV + British Council: A Musical Companion to Cerith Wynn Evan’s C=O=D=A

NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Vic

NGV + British Council: A Musical Companion to Cerith Wynn Evan’s C=O=D=A

The Hull Vigil

City of Hull, UK - on the roof of the Hull College

THE HULL VIGIL, a performance by WLDN/Joanne Leighton. With the Freedom Festival Arts Trust, Hull, UK. Every day for a year, at sunrise and sunset, a vigil will keep watch for one hour over the city of Hull from a bespoke Shelter. Over the course of the year, 730 people will contribute to this 365-day collective vigil. This timely, thought-provoking work by choreographer Joanne Leighton from Paris-based WLDN has been running continuously in Europe for the past 10 years.

An image of a fossil head of a sabre tooth cat against a beige background

Treasures of the Natural World

Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

The Biggest, Oldest and Rarest Objects only at Melbourne Museum, all the way from London, for the whole family to enjoy.

Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize

National Portrait Gallery

The National Photographic Portrait Prize has always drawn forth a candid, instructive expression of Australia. It’s a perennial Portrait Gallery and audience favourite for a reason.

Pilgrimage to Imago (Journey to a Primordial Mother/Self/Fly)

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London

Pilgrimage to Imago (Journey to a Primordial Mother/Self/Fly)

Fly – A Primordial Mother

Selector Radio

Selecting the best UK music every week and sharing it with the world.

Two people sit side by side. The male on the left is laughing and the woman to his right is smiling and looking at him

Colour Cycle Podcast

Online

This new season of Diversity Arts Australia’s podcast, The Colour Cycle spotlights inspiring, critical and sometimes playful conversations with creative leaders and changemakers in Australia and the UK.

Ghost Tunes

Ghost Tunes is an expanded concept album created by sound artists and writers from Australia and Scotland that considers the physical world as cultural swales and swirls around language, time and ecologies.

Styx

Ballarat International Foto Biennale, 4 Lydiard Street South
 Ballarat

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is thrilled to present the world premiere of Styx in conjunction with Photoworks (UK).
French artist Alix Marie delves further into her interest in water deities, and the intersection between the body, its representation, and an expansive idea of photography.

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